To Tom Coyne, golf is more than just a game or an obsession. It's a connection — a connection with nature, places, and most of all, people. If you haven't already been following along, check out some of Tom's crazy golf adventures below in his latest series, The Links Life.
After you're done watching, join the discussion and tell us about your favorite golf course you've ever played as well as which course(s) are still on your bucket list.
Episode 1: Streamsong
On this episode of The Links Life, Tom finds himself in the sunshine at two of the newest and most exciting additions to the Florida golf scene. He visits with an old friend from his books, Paddy the Caddy, at Streamsong, a golf resort oasis set in the midst of thousands of acres of sandy reclaimed mining ground.
Episode 2: Whistling Straits
On this episode of The Links Life, Tom heads to Wisconsin to take on Whistling Straits, home of 3 PGA Championships and future host to the 2020 Ryder Cup. First up is The Straits, where he gets the putter working from long range and learns the meaning of "Lion Country" before facing off against a final par 3 that's more difficult than it seems. Later, he puts his extensive travel background to the test to find out if The Irish really lives up to its name, and encounters a few unruly visitors along the way.
Episode 3: Sand Valley - Lawsonia - Forest Dunes
On this episode of The Links Life, Tom continues his Wisconsin journey at Sand Valley where he spends some time in the sandbox (the good kind) and then takes on one of the craziest greens you’ll ever see. Then it’s on to The Golf Courses of Lawsonia where he meets up with Thomas Young from Ballpark Blueprints for a driver duel, and explores some of the unspoken history surrounding the course.
Episode 4: Canal Shores with Joel Murray
On this episode of The Links Life, Tom embarks on an epic day of golf with the hilarious Joel Murray at Canal Shores Golf Course in Chicago. Together they take on the iconic course while trading stories of Bill Murray, 80s movies, caddying as kids & giving back to the game they both love so much.
Episode 5: Coyne Cup IV
On this episode of The Links Life, Tom heads across the pond to meet up with old friends for the annual Coyne Cup. Together they battle it out over 3 days of competition while reliving some of the most iconic moments and memories from A Course Called Ireland & A Course Called Scotland.
Episode 6: Tetherow
On this episode of The Links Life, Tom takes on a cold day at Tetherow Resort in Bend alongside course architect David McLay-Kidd and his wife Tara. While trying their best to keep warm, they talk signature holes, what makes a true 'Links' course, strategy for taking on 'Kidd Corner' and more.
Episode 7: 100-Hole Hike
On this episode of The Links Life, Tom is joined by FOX Broadcaster Shane Bacon for the ultimate test of golf endurance - 100 holes in a single day. Together they battle it out for birdies, try to avoid the birds, and connect with fellow hikers, all while raising money to support the work of Youth On Course.
Episode 8: Sleepy Hollow
On this episode of The Links Life, Tom welcomes PGA Tour player Zac Blair, Club PGA Director of Instruction Kevin Sprecher and Billy Draddy, Creative Director of Summit Golf Brands for a round at the iconic Sleepy Hollow Country Club. Together they talk about the ups and down of the game, golf fashion trends and the amazing history and evolution of the course itself.
Armed with a new TPT driver shaft, Tom joins Canadian Tour Player of the Year Paul Barjon to brave the cold at Texas Star in Dallas. Next, he heads out to Northwood CC with Jon Sinclair and Penn Wells to reminisce about A Course Called Scotland and cross another U.S. Open venue off his list.
Episode 10: Rustic Canyon
On this episode of The Links Life, Tom heads west to take on Rustic Canyon in Los Angeles, where he meets up with actor extraordinaire Miles Fisher and golf photographer and social media influencer Patrick Koenig. While Tom and Patrick battle it out over bragging rights, Miles and Tom have their own rock, paper, scissors contest while striking business deals on the course.
Episode 11: Pinehurst No. 2 with The Veteran Golfers Assoc.
On this episode of The Links Life, Tom heads to iconic Pinehurst to play the legendary Donald Ross track and the Gil Hanse short course, The Cradle. Joining Tom is one of the founders of The Veteran Golfers Association, Aaron Ojard, who tells the story of how they are impacting over 7,000 veterans everyday.
Episode 12: Hacienda Golf Club with Hayden Sylte
On this episode of The Links Life, Tom joins fashion model and golfer Hayden Sylte for a round at the iconic Hacienda Golf Club. Together they talk about Tom's decision to stay out of the modeling game, playing golf around the world and more as they battle the hidden SoCal gem that 16 touring pros call home.
Join the discussion